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US announces sanctions against Iran for attempted election interference

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The Treasury Department announced sanctions against five Iranian entities for attempting to influence the 2020 presidential election.


On Wednesday, the U.S. government identified Iran and Russia had taken actions to interfere with the election, ranging from obtaining voter registration information to sending emails meant to intimidate American voters and sow unrest.


Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe said the two countries took “specific actions” to manipulate public opinion regarding the election, particularly on the internet.

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